Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Free Life Coaching for Teens

Now teens (10 – 19 years old) can get free personal coaching online. Whether your goals are higher grades in school, starting a career, improving your social life, or getting better at a sport, now you can get help defining your goals and achieving them. Check it out at

Coraline, the Movie is Almost Here!

I was very excited to see the preview for the upcoming movie Coraline, based on the amazing book written by Neil Gaiman. I can't wait to see it in 3-D. To curb my enthusiasm, I decided to read the graphic novel in the interim. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of graphic novels, but I have to say, this is one that cannot be missed. Wonderful illustrations and a terrific adaptation of the novel. Check out the book and/or graphic novel from the library today before the movie is released this February 2009.

Teen Holiday Game Days!

Play Dance Dance Revolution, board games and Bingo;
Test your singing skills with High School Musical karaoke and Singstar Popstar; Eat snacks, and relax at the library.

Thursday, December 18th
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Renton Downtown Library

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Drop-In at the Library for Holiday Crafts!

Drop in at the Renton Main Library for hot chocolate and crafts. Get in the holiday spirit, and make your own one-of-a-kind personal holiday cards for your friends and family. This is a free program, and all materials will be provided.

Monday, December 15th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

YA Author Defends Teen Intelligence

The Washington Post recently did an interesting article on YA author M.T. Anderson. Anderson, the author of several great young adult books including Feed and the latest volume of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Kingdom on the Waves, says "It's insulting to believe that teens should have a different kind of book than an adult should. Teens like challenges. They know the world is complicated, and they can tell when a book is simplifying life."

Check out the entire article here: